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Kofi Boakye is an Emmy-Nominated Musician out of Northeast Ohio. Boakye has been featured on CBS News in 2015 and awarded by President Barack Obama & The White House in 2014.
Kofi is a talented young man and very nice to be around. We were very pleased. He played for a very intimate marriage ceremony for the immediate family. His playing was the perfect touch to the evening!
Kofi was phenomenal. He is so gifted & every talented. Everyone enjoyed his performance and asked if I could have him return to play for us again. I am definietly looking into when I can have that happen.
Price Range: $1000 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
You can expect to hear a great entertaining musician who can bring a great flow, beauty, and elegance to any event or program.
Kofi R. Boakye is a 21-year-old Emmy-Nominated pianist born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA.
While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the "President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence". In 2018, Kofi joined the ranks of Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, R&B songstresses Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and American Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith in winning the Silver medal in the NAACP ACT-SO National Competition; making him the first person from Akron to ever win. In 2019, Kofi received an Emmy Nomination for his film "Kofi: Made In Akron”, a short-film documentary created in co-production with Pritt Entertainment Group.
Currently, Kofi is a newly minted graduate of the University of Akron and now attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Additional Booking Notes
A table provided to place business cards and pamphlets is greatly appreciated!
For events with a professional sound technician, I request that I have a monitor on stage. The sound equipment should also be supplied by the customer unless a mutual agreement between me and the customer has occurred.
Past Booked Events
|December 22, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 14, 2018 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Concert|
|April 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Jilly's Music Room | Akron, OH|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ohio Christian University | Circleville, OH|
|March 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pub Bricco Jazz Room | Akron, OH|
|February 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gospel Meets Symphony | Akron, OH|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wilbert's | Cleveland, OH|
|January 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Buzzbin Music Shop | Canton,OH|
Depends on event type.
Influences & Inspiration
Cory Henry, Brian Culberston, and Robert Glasper.